There's just something so sweet about these old hymn books. Most are from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. I can picture old wooden pews peopled with folks wearing their Sunday best, standing and holding these in their hands. Maybe they were Methodist, maybe they were Baptist, but it doesn't matter, they were singing their praises to God!
Worn and aged now, they have a softness to them that is lovely. I've recently searched high and low for these, and now have a nice collection from which I will be sharing more of in the future.
The one above is one of my favorites. The cover on it is incredible!
And I know....MORE BUTTONS!!! I can't help it; do you mind??
Please indulge me my buttons. The pearlyness of them is so soothing to me...
Ahhhhh, see! Just like having a bubble bath without getting wet!!!
I found the little pink perfume bottle a recent garage sale, and the pink French bowls are from my mother.
The pink rose above was a new creation, made out of seam binding ribbon. Directions for making your own lovely roses can be found here, at Becca's Blog, Amazing Paper Grace.
She is an incredible artist, very creative and full of inspiring card creations. She has a beautiful blog in which she showcases not only her card creations, but some of her tutorials for making bows, etc.
Check her out even if you don't do paper crafting. She has so many ideas you'll be amazed!!
The hymn book below has the most beautiful cover on it. I took a closeup of the window, and low and behold, look what the camera caught!!! The faint image of a city or Church or Palace through the opening!!
I was so excited!! It is barely visible when you look at it with just your plain eyes...
and the back of the book has this:
I just love old looking papers and music...the hands of the past having loved and treasured them.
Now my hands get to enjoy them, and some day I'll pass them on to a dear someone who will also enjoy them for a time.
I'm going to join up with White Wednesday over at
and I just HAVE to join the Pink Saturday party at
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ this week too....
so be sure and go over and have a look at all the gorgeous blogs that are participating this week.
I always feel like I've just enjoyed a lovely magazine after going to visit!!
Now since I was absent for Pearls and Lace Thursday this week, (don't ask!!), what would y'all say if we had a new giveaway to celebrate Spring finally getting here???
I will have a new Giveaway ready to go next Thursday for Pearls and Lace Thursday, so be sure and come back to find out what I've got.
Haven't picked it all out yet, and the pile will grow, but let's just say, with my party being Pearls and Lace, does that give you wee bit of a hint for starters???
AND, I've been out hitting some garage and yard sales, and I've found so many cute items!!!
Be ready next Thursday with your posts of Pearls and Lace beauties or your beloved and cherished items to share.....
Blessing to you all!